In this Issue:

Free One Hour Parking

Free one-hour complimentary parking is now in effect!
To support local businesses, free one-hour on-street parking is now being offered using the HONK app. This promotion will be in place until the end of 2024.

Residents and visitors wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will need to use the HonkMobile app to access parking from their phone, tablet or computer. Check to make sure the HONK promo code sticker is shown on the on-street or master meter and then enter the code CORE under “Add Promo” at time of checkout.

Visit the City of London’s website to learn more.

City of London Parking

Downtown Business Learning Series

Join us along with Liz Grey (Fanshawe College/Village Creative agency) and Ellen McGran (Digital Main Street/Hyde Park BIA) for our next session in the Downtown Business Learning Series.

We will learn essentials for Digital Marketing to enable you to efficiently promote your business online with more targeted impact. In addition, 5 businesses attending this session will win the opportunity to get free help from Fanshawe students working with the Village Creative marketing agency, and faculty advisors, to help you create plans and content for your digital marketing promotions and campaigns.

Date: Tuesday, May 28
Time: 6-8 pm
Where: Covent Garden Market, upstairs in the lounge

Please remember to bring your business cards for networking with other downtown businesses also attending this session.

Register Here

Engagement Opportunities

Londoners invited to community engagement opportunities for proposed plan for pathways from encampments to housing

The community engagement meetings being held this month are an opportunity to learn more about the proposed plan and how it ties in with the other plans being implemented for hubs and highly supportive housing as part of the Whole of Community Response. Londoners are invited to ask questions, provide comments, and speak with representatives from the City of London and partner organizations.
In-person engagement event details

Tuesday, May 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Earl Nichols Recreation Centre

Thursday, May 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – East Lions Community Centre

Learn More Here
This week’s $1000 winner was Sarah Tubman who was thrilled to share $500 with Mercantile Fine Food Emporium.

Your business could be next on Tuesday, May 21, 2024! Visit for more information and keep encourage all your customers to upload their receipts of $15+ purchases or google reviews.

Businesses that open after 4PM are encouraged to pick up the materials at our office during our work hours. If you need more promotional material (flyers, posters, table tent cards…) or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to visit us at 123 King St. or contact Judith Smith at: 519.663.2002 or

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What’s New?

Updates and Seminars

Downtown London is Moving! 

Business Reference Table Meeting

  • On May 21 at 3pm there will be a virtual Business Reference Table meeting. These meetings are held as part of the Whole of Community System Response. If any downtown business would like to participate please reach out to Barb Maly at  they can contact Barb Maly at